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Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, on Aug. 19, 2013.

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Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House, on Aug. 19, 2013.

Obama Talks Puppy Training on Education Bus Tour

President Barack Obama says the newest dog at the White House still needs some lessons in behavior. On a two-day bus trip to New York and Pennsylvania to tout plans to cut college costs, he mingled with middle-class folks at Magnolia’s Deli &...

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Members of a group of undocumented immigrants wanting to enlist in the U.S. armed forces line up before entering a recruitment center in Washington in this file photo.

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Members of a group of undocumented immigrants wanting to enlist in the U.S. armed forces line up before entering a recruitment center in Washington in this file photo.

Immigration’s Gang of Eight

That bipartisan group of eight senators proposing a comprehensive approach to immigration legislation is more than a thinking group. It’s becoming a working group. Sen. Charles Schumer, the New York Democrat among the four Democrats and four Republicans who this...

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, vice chair of the Democratic Conference and chair of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center, speaks at the Monitor Breakfast, on Nov. 8, 2012.

Whack-a-Karl Rove: The Piling-On

Democrats are having some fun at the expense of Karl Rove this week. First it was Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, re-elected this week, taking stock of how little impact the super-PAC engineered by the former Republican White House political strategist...

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Senator Charles Schumer during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Senator Charles Schumer during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Schumer: $1 Million for Senate Dems

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a leading Democratic campaign strategist and fundraiser, donated $1 million in campaign funds last month to his party’s effort to defend its Senate majority in the Nov. 6 election. Schumer transferred the money Sept....

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Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2012.

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Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, speaks at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 5, 2012.

Schumer Draws Line on Tax Rates

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, says any savings from closing tax loopholes should be used to reduce the federal deficit, not to lower tax rates for wealthy Americans. Schumer backed the 1986 tax reform legislation that did cut...

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Mitt Romney tours a hurricane damaged neighborhood on August 31, 2012 in Lafitte, Louisiana.

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Mitt Romney tours a hurricane damaged neighborhood on August 31, 2012 in Lafitte, Louisiana.

Schumer Takes Exception to Romney’s Louisiana Stop

The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat is calling Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s trip to hurricane-damaged parts of Louisiana today `an affront” to the storm victims, citing Romney running mate Paul Ryan’s opposition to a disaster-funding mechanism put in place by the...

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, center, and Sen. Christopher Coons, left, arrive for a news conference on the debt on Capitol Hill.

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, center, and Sen. Christopher Coons, left, arrive for a news conference on the debt on Capitol Hill.

Democrats Ready to Risk ‘Cliff’ for Obama’s Taxes on Higher-Earners

Congressional Democrats have developed a get-tough strategy to try to force Republicans to go along with President Barack Obama’s call for higher taxes for the wealthiest Americans. If Republicans continue their opposition to more revenue from top earners, Democrats say, they...

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